If you’re a fan of whisky and find yourself in Glasgow, head to The Ben Nevis — a mecca of malts and blends — for at least a dram or two. Always packed with punters of all ages, the beautifully designed pub boasts of a well-stocked backbar reaching high with whisky, and a small selection of other drinks for those not keen on taking the water of life.
A chat with the staff here will point you in the right direction whisky-wise. What you see in the backbar isn’t the sum of their stock, so there’s plenty on offer for connoisseurs looking to head off the beaten track.
There’s occasionally live traditional music here, with people cosying into the seats with their acoustic guitars, fiddles and drums to play traditional Highland music. If you want a warm, welcoming pub experience in Glasgow, this is it.
Best Bars tip: Take a look at what’s the malt of the month, which will offer a particular dram at a discounted price.
— Laura Foster